The new layout has me very worried for readers and for writers whose work will be instantly buried. I worry for editors who really show their curatorial sensibility on the main page.
I tried the beta app and took it off after struggling for some time. It was really hard to find anything I wanted and it was overtly geared to the Medium-run publications.
While I also am not opposed to change, I feel any prestige Medium had in its magazine-style layout now joins the world of scrolling basic blogs.
Another publication I send my music stuff to has made the change, and the content seems to all but have disappeared.
I've already shifted to writing more offline for publication off Medium and would have to reduce my presence here if it goes in the direction I am seeing. I am hoping so very hard that this is not the full picture, but it is what I'm seeing on the app.